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Swift: Gulliver's Travels

800px-Captain_lemuel_gulliverGulliver's Travels is a 1726 work by Jonathan Swift, now most often read in versions adapted for children, but originally a sharp satire of contemperary Europe.

Gulliver's successive encounters with the people of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa and with the Houyhnhnms, raise questions about the nature and influence of society that contrast, perhaps deliberately, with the individualism of Swift's contemporary, Daniel Defoe, in Robinson Crusoe.

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Free online texts

Gutenberg: Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. HTML, EPUB, Kindle and TXT formats.

Internet Archive: Gullivers' Travels. EPUB, Kindle and PDF formats.

University of Adelaide (Internet Archive): Gullivers Travels. HTML, EPUB, and MOBI formats.

Wikisource: Gulliver's Travels

Other Resources

Community Walk: Gulliver's Travels location map.

The Conversation: Guide to the Classics - Why Jonathan Swift wanted to ‘vex the world’ with Gulliver’s Travels, by Ian Higgins.

The Guardian: The 100 Best Novels in English - No 3 - Gulliver's Travels, by Robert McCrum, 6 October 2013.

Librivox: Gulliver's Travels - Public domain audiobook.

Wikipedia: Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Thomas More: Utopia - influenced the device of an imaginary society as a vehicle for satire.

Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe.

Harold Bloom's Western Canon: Gulliver's Travels is included.


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